Environment



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Water problem solved in 6 months, says Mayor RDI

Finally, finally, at long last, the long-awaited, much-anticipated water rehabilitation project is underway. This following the approval of the Sangguniang Bayan of Mayor Rockey Ilagan’s water system rehabilitation and improvement projects estimated to cost more than 70 million pesos in total. The Mayor promised that the water crisis now running nearly one decade will be… Read More…

Noise Again All Over Town?

After Mayor Ilagan took office in july 2016 at the Municipal, he implemented certain rules and made sure that such rules where enforced. Noisy muffler, karaoke, loud music – Galerans thought was part of the history. Guess what – we where wrong. Discipline is gone – motorbike riders with  noisy mufflers are back and racing… Read More…

Why Turtles Evolved Shells: It Wasn’t for Protection

The hard structures started forming before the long reign of the dinosaurs, and they did so for a specific purpose. Travel back in time to 260 million years ago, just before the dawn of the dinosaur era. Journey to what is now South Africa, and make your way to a river bank. Then, wait. If… Read More…

ORMECO – a Never-ending story

  Typhoon or no typhoon, what we had to spot in Brgy. Aninuan is  barely news, nor is it acceptable. Yesterday, late afternoon we have been seen a, what i believe is a very dangerous situation. A coconut tree, damaged by the latest typhoon was found to lean over the 69kva distribution line. Having direct… Read More…

World’s Biggest Natural Gas Deposit Found in Cagayan Valley

Tuguegarao City, Cagayan Province, Philippines – Japan and South Korea joint research together with the support of Department of Science and Technology (DOTC) has discovered and found a huge deposits of minerals and natural gas east of the Philippines in Cagayan Valley region. Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) and Korea Institute of Ocean… Read More…

Dangerous trees along the road to San Isidro

Earthquakes, landslides and typhoons bother the country for ages. You always need to watch out for danger. Having said that, one thing i dont understand: why do we always wait until something happens before we get active?   Yesterday, i was on the way back from aninuan i could not help but notice there are… Read More…

Waterpipes.. a neverending story

Cmon waterworks.. big new pipes are broken, water is running all over the place.. how come that it take always that long to get the leaks fixed? This video has been taken today, just outside the Fortnightly Journal office.  

Eroding Slopes – Possible Landslide Risk Areas

Yesterday, the Fortnightly Journal got some pictures from concerned citizens of big lalaguna in Barangay Sabang. The Picture are showing, what experts call “Dangerous Clear-cutting in eroded Slopes near Building Structures”, logically, the folks around this area are unhappy to see that something like that still exists in our Town. Clear cutting to such extent… Read More…

Wind farm steadily progressing

The wind farm project atop the mountain is the hottest issue in the island of Mindoro. Probably not only because of the P6 billion price tag but its wide-ranging impact to the community. It started way back in 2006 when Nicanor Villasenor, the former president of Philippine Hybrid Energy Systems, Inc or PHESI came to… Read More…

Why Care About Our Coral Reef’s?

Coral reefs are unlike anything else on the planet. In addition to providing valuable habitat for fish and other animals, they are incredibly beautiful, with seemingly infinite structures and growth forms. Some of their common names describe this diversity: staghorn, elkhorn, bird’s nest, brain, finger, mushroom, pillar, lettuce, lobed, and tube, to name just a… Read More…

Don’t Kill the Golden Egg Laying Goose

Sabang Bay is a world-class dive site, with great visibility and masses of underwater life, making it as among the favorite destinations for tourists and diving enthusiasts in the Philippines. Working out plans to protect our marine areas is critical to effectively address development issues on safeguarding the areas’ ecosystem qualities from the rapid growth… Read More…

Finally, Sewerage System for Puerto Galera in reach

The Puerto Galera Fortnightly Journal just received some very good news from the Office of the Municipal Mayor Rockey D, Ilagan. The national Department of Works and Highways granted the Municipality of Puerto Galera a 100 Million Peso budget for the construction of a Sewage Treatment Plant. Finally, one of the biggest Problems of our… Read More…

Pagsira sa gubat, sanhi ng baha

“Sa tanang buhay ko, ngayon lang bumaha ng ganyan kalaki?” Karaniwang salita ng mga matatanda na naninirahan sa Poblacion, Balatero at White Beach pagkatapos maging saksi sa malakas na baha na dumaloy sa kanilang lugar. Hindi na kataka-taka na tumataas ang baha kada taon. Alam nating lahat na ang pangunahing sanhi ng baha ay ang… Read More…

Saving the rainforest, a must now!

The municipality’s environment program has been largely superficial and limited. When people speak of nature in Puerto Galera, they often relate it to the marine environment.  However, Puerto Galera’s rainforest is equally stunning and equally endangered. If the marine ecosystem has problems with illegal fishing or pollution, the rainforest biggest enemies are the illegal loggers… Read More…

Ordinance vs loud bikes needed

IT’S hard to understand why our town and provincial legislators remain deaf to the growing clamor by majority of their constituents to enact ordinances against loud motorcycles that produce nerve-wracking noise even in the late hours of the night not just along major roads but also along quiet neighborhood streets. In some parts of Metro… Read More…

For the Fish and the Corals

It was a perfect day to snorkel. But we did not go there just to see the fishes at coral garden. We went to witness the installation of moorings to be used by the bancas which bring in tourist to snorkel in coral garden. Danny Enriquez, former chair of the SB Environmental Committee, wrote a… Read More…